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#1swisher
09-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Article by Mark Newman.
MLB went to Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox three of the five winningest baseball managers and asked them how they go about it.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090907&content_id=6839262&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

DumpJerry
09-09-2009, 03:24 PM
*awaits the inevitable posts which state Ozzie throws darts numbered 1-9 at the roster to set his lineup each night*

illinifan1368
09-09-2009, 04:17 PM
*awaits the inevitable posts which state Ozzie throws darts numbered 1-9 at the roster to set his lineup each night*
No, Ozzie doesn't put that much time into it. There are many examples, like Nix in the 2 hole a few nights ago.

jcw218
09-09-2009, 04:22 PM
No, Ozzie doesn't put that much time into it. There are many examples, like Nix in the 2 hole a few nights ago.

The one game that Nix was batting 2nd was an emergency where he replaced Beckham in the bottom of the 1st due to injury.

oeo
09-09-2009, 04:33 PM
The one game that Nix was batting 2nd was an emergency where he replaced Beckham in the bottom of the 1st due to injury.

He also started the next game in the 2-hole. It was against Lester, who he was 2-for-3 against just a week before. Nix is good against LHP in general, it's RHP he struggles against. I saw nothing wrong with it then, I see nothing wrong with it now.

all*star quentin
09-09-2009, 04:34 PM
The one game that Nix was batting 2nd was an emergency where he replaced Beckham in the bottom of the 1st due to injury.

Yes! I was there, the White Sox won that game, Floyd perfect thru 6. Heal quickly Gordon, you are very much missed.

I like what Torre had to say, "Don Zimmer gave me a great hint, start from the bottom"

MisterB
09-09-2009, 04:50 PM
A completely random lineup is just as good as a "traditional" lineup.

In computer simulations, of course.